Battle of Tributation

Stevie Wonder is a monster musical genius, capable of perfection at every angle. Tribute shows are the big thing now, and I’m not complaining. Anytime someone can throw down the cash needed to properly work these songs up and make other famous artists step up to the plate and deliver some classic material, magic can happen. This ain’t a laptop DJ.

So I found two great Stevie tributes online. Both feature amazing lineups, great setlists, perfect playing, Stevie himself lending a hand or two, and plenty of amazing moments.

I can’t decide which one is better.

Outstanding Ms. Hill

OK this clip has everything I love about clips:

great singing,
great song,
great band,
great cover,
great genre mashup,
great drumming,
great bass face,
great backup singers,
great backup singer fashion,
great in-song monitor mix fixing,
great guitarist ending complete with leg kickout and joy face…

yeah, it’s a great clip. Roll it.

Crate Digging – The Dells Cover Ain’t No Sunshine

I’ve been buying more vinyl lately and also reorganizing my own collection, so I’ve decided in 2013 to use WFNK.com for some crate digging finds.

I picked this up the other night, what a killer cover:

Support whatever is left of local music retailers. Anyone who carries vinyl is cool with me.